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Dragon Night by J. R. Krause is a beautiful, new picture book about friendship - and taking care of each other. And there are many reasons I’m very excited to add it to our collection of books that help pass empathy on to our children.
I think there’s a very strong argument to be made that the entire birthday wish ritual is the coolest thing about a kid’s birthday party - because it’s certainly the most imaginative and magical part. And you know I’m all about a magical and imaginative childhood. That’s why I think it’s a fantastic idea to write a picture book entirely about the birthday wish.
The 10 books on this list make us very happy in our family - as can probably be expected with books about love. They are all a celebration of the peaceful and perfect feelings we feel when we are with the people that we love - and when we feel like we belong.
I really love it when the meaning you’re slowly uncovering in a picture book coincides with powerful feelings and emotions. I’m talking about meaning of life kind of stuff - love and loss and what it’s all about. The Fan Brothers recently came out with a picture book that does just that - Ocean Meets Sky.
Thanks to the new series of Harry Potter illustrated editions - illustrated by Jim Kay - we’ve actually hatched the perfect plan for introducing Harry Potter to our children.
I have very vivid memories of books that we read as children that perfectly capture those feelings of snowy adventure and magic. This list contains several of those books, as well as many new ones that I hope will stay with my children for the rest of their lives, and help remind them of some happy childhood memories during wintertime.
In a world full of amazing stories and many talented authors and illustrators, Barnett and Klassen have both entered into that mythical realm of must-read creators - at which point we will preorder their works with absolutely no knowledge of what’s in store for us.
There’s no doubt that a good Christmas book has great potential for teaching a profound life lesson. I think that’s because the true meaning of Christmas has many parallels with the true meaning of life. Just ask yourself this one question - what is the true meaning of Christmas?
The books on this list are some of our very favorite books that help children empathize with others. They all do a spectacular job of placing you in the shoes of someone else, and they show you that other creatures have lives and feelings too.
Trudy Ludwig has once again proven herself to be the queen of empathy. Ludwig and Patrice Barton have teamed up again to bring us another incredible story that will lead to our kids reflecting on how their actions might affect others - Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!
Stillwater the giant panda is the recurring star of the Zen series by Jon J. Muth, and he always has beautiful and thought-provoking stories to tell to his friends. In Zen Ghosts, Stillwater tells an ancient tale of a young couple in love.
Atkinson wrote that he has wanted to make a ghost story for a very long time. Passion can make all the difference in a work of art, and Atkinson’s passion here is clear. His passion for Sir Simon: Super Scarer is in the details - literally.